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9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

#7. Sacrifice through gladiatorial combat

Sacrifice through gladiatorial combat - 9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

The sacrificial warriors were led onto a circular stone called a temalacatl. They were allowed to carry wooden weapons that were little more than toys. According to Aztec legends, one man named Tlahuicol actually survived. With nothing but a wooden sword, he single-handedly killed eight fully armed Aztec warriors. The Aztecs were thrilled, and they offered to make him the commander of their army.Their offer, he told them, was an insult. Tlahuicol was meant for a far greater fate. He was to be sacrificed to the gods.

2 thoughts on “9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

  • January 3, 2017 at 9:48 am
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    Aztec women must have WEPT at the sight of this!

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  • January 3, 2017 at 9:49 am
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    Had he raised a fuss about being sacrificed, though,
    Aztec women would have branded him as a coward!

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